April 5, 2020
If you ask a hundred people what they want to do about climate change or other crises in the age of overshoot, approximately zero of them will enthusiastically call for rationing. But is rationing all that bad? If your grocery store is out of toilet paper thanks to pandemic-induced hoarding, maybe not so much. And considering our dangerous dependence on fossil fuels, maybe it’s time to up the ante and establish a rationing program for oil and other sources of energy. Drop the hoarding mentality, break out your coupon book, and engage your sense of fairness as Crazy Town explores the rationale behind rationing.
- Stan Cox and Shaun Chamberlain discuss tradable energy quotas and politics.
- Robert Jensen’s article about Stan Cox and rationing.
- Stan Cox’s book Any Way You Slice It: The Past, Present, and Future of Rationing
- WWII ration books